Reduce patient falls and risk to staff – improve rehabilitation
It is important to get patients up and walking. This basic activity overcomes circulation problems, disuse atrophy, stimulates neural pathways, and plays a role in the psychology of a patient’s sense of independence.
The Biodex Mobility Assist™ is a motorised stand-assist device that brings patients from a seated to standing position with the protection of a safety harness. As the patient stands using correct biomechanics, their centre of gravity remains within the support of the device.
Once standing, the patient has controlled body weight and standing balance and can initiate ambulation. If they can move their legs, they can walk with the Mobility Assist. From bedside or wheelchair to anywhere in the clinic or hospital setting – even outside to enjoy good weather in the courtyard – the Mobility Assist will mobilise patients who have difficulty rising from a seated to standing position.
While essential to invest in equipment and training to prevent patient falls, it is equally important to protect therapists, rehabilitation nurses, caregivers and visiting family from injury when trying to lift or support a patient.
Powered lift-assist devices promote rehabilitation and facilitate functional recovery – while maintaining safe conditions for patients and clinicians – assisting providers to adhere to “Safe Patient Handling” regulations that improve safety for both patient and provider.
For more information or a quote, please contact us on 0870 756 3090 or complete our online enquiry form.
Suitable for any weakened or deconditioned patient, the Mobility Assist supports patients from a seated to standing position, then allows them to proceed as with a durable walker. Safety of the harness protects patient and therapist from risk of injury while strengthening ambulation skills.
- Outside: 44" l x 32.5" w x 37.5" h (112 x 83 x 95 cm)
- Inside width: 26.5" (67.3 cm)
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